This was an All Star Game that featured a power surge of epic proportions, 13 of the 14 runs scored came via the home run ball. The game no longer “counts”, but it did go to extra innings before the American League extended its winning streak to seven. Max Scherzer stranded two runners in the... Read more »
We have seen it for three seasons now, the pattern that any Cubs season will take amongst its fans. There's always a faction, waiting impatiently to strike at the first sign of trouble to declare everything a facade, a phony, and to decry everyone in the organization an overrated and overhyped peon that will assuredly tear the whole city down with it. To counter that, there's a another group that waits impatiently to declare that they always believed, to stick it to the first faction, so that they can claim a superiority when the Cubs win that they were there the whole time and "never left the bandwagon." Everyone wants to be right, and perhaps more to the point everyone wants to be seen to be right.
So figuring out where the Cubs actually are can be a bit tricky if your vision gets clouded by the migraine you assuredly get from listening to all the noise. So let's try and get there while turning the volume down...
AAA Memphis 6, Iowa 4 Game Recap A two-run homer by Jason Vosler in the 4th put the Cubs up 2-0. They would extend the lead to 4-1 heading into the bottom of the 8th, which almost always translates into an Iowa victory given the bullpen talent they possess, but not on this night. Memphis... Read more »
I’m going to come right out and say this, I will give short shrift to the non-Cubs match ups in this derby recap. Man, was that a lot of fun to watch especially Kyle and Javy. Let’s get to the dongs shall we? First the non-Cubs in the opening round. Rhys Hoskins hit 17 homers... Read more »
As a reporter standing on the field prior to pregame drills and batting practice, you get a number of reactions as the players come out of the clubhouse. Many just pass by, some nod, and you also get a few “how’s it going’s”. But on opening night for the South Bend Cubs, this reporter experienced... Read more »
The title pretty much sums it up. But in case you didn’t read it for some reason, I went to San Diego this weekend to see the Cubs take on the Padres at Petco Park. I’ve had the opportunity to visit San Deigo a couple times, but I’ve never had the opportunity to take in a... Read more »
Miguel Amaya started the Futures Game behind the plate for the World Team, batting 8th, and went 0-for-3 AAA Iowa 2, Nashville 0 Game Recap Trevor Clifton impressed over five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks. He was followed by 2.2 innings innings by Brad Markey and then after Craig Brooks encountered... Read more »
Early on it felt like it was going to be a low stress afternoon heading into the break. The greatest leadoff hitter of all time after working a deep count rolled a groundball against the shift for a single. Kris Bryant drew a 10 pitch walk to give the Cubs an early scoring chance. After... Read more »
No player has had more words typed about him this season that Javy Baez, at least on the Cubs. he's been a beacon of light at times when the season has dragged, and of course there's never a lack of action around him to describe. There are some who would tell you there's also controversy following him at times, but those are just crusty old people who are physically incapable of fun. Baez has been the Cubs MVP, and he just might be the most entertaining player in the game.
What's funny is how sure most of us were that he would never be here...
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Sunday: 3:10 pm CT on WGN/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 2. Kris Bryant (R) RF 3. Jason Heyward (L) CF 4. Javier Baez (R) 2B 5. Addison Russell (R) SS 6. Ben Zobrist (S) LF 7. Willson Contreras (R) C 8. David Bote (R) 3B 9. Jon... Read more »